6 Exciting Exterior Home Designs with Stone and Brick

October 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

New exteriors are one of the best ways to radically alter your home’s appearance and value. Whether you have brick and want to add some stone or are thinking of adding both materials to the front of your house, there is a whole world of exciting possibilities to explore in mixing these two materials. If

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What is a Rock Garden?

July 17, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

As the name suggests, rock gardens are gardens that are designed to emphasize the use of different rocks and stones in combination with different plants. Homeowners can use rock gardens to tackle problem areas in their yards or build up flat areas, while others simply want to get more creative with their space and create

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5 Reasons Why Stone Outperforms Other Materials

October 25, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

Did you know natural stone was one of the first building materials ever used? From large buildings and bridges to backyard stone pathways and retaining walls, natural stone has been used for its versatility and reliability. Plus, natural stone outperforms other materials time and again. Why? Well, natural stone has a low environmental impact, it’s

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What Kind of Natural Stone is Best for What Use?

September 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

When visiting local landscaping suppliers in search of natural paving, wall and pathway products, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the variety of choices available. Most suppliers offer both manufactured and natural products with different characteristics and purposes. Understanding how a few of the most popular of these are made and used should help

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Which is Better, Natural Stone or Interlocking Concrete Pavers?

April 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Deciding on the best material for home patio or walkway projects is a fun but challenging process. Homeowners have to balance appearance, style, ease of construction, durability and cost. Fortunately, there are some excellent materials that score high in all of these categories. Natural stone pavers and interlocking concrete pavers are two of the best

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Flagstone/Natural Stone Walkway Ideas

June 6, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

  Creating a walkway or path out of natural stone or flagstone is a popular choice for many homeowners. With the unique natural material and the limitless design options, no two features ever look the exact same. Here are some things to think through as you consider different natural stone walkway ideas. Choose Formal or

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Interior Natural Flagstone Ideas

May 28, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

Imagine a flooring material suitable for both formal and informal design styles that is durable, easy to maintain and looks much more expensive than its actual cost. Flagstone is a natural stone material with all of these characteristics, but it is often overlooked when homeowners are planning their interiors. Why? Many of us think about

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Great Selection of Exquisite Natural Stone for Building and Landscaping

December 24, 2012 by Grand River Natural Stone

Grand River Natural Stone has one of the largest selections of building and landscaping materials in Southwestern Ontario. Four well-stocked locations in Kitchener, Stoney Creek, London or Fergus offer an extensive inventory of natural stone, brick and concrete products for building exteriors, patios, pools, retaining walls, pathways and other landscaping needs. Plus we have first

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